I attended quite a number of performances at the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s this past winter and was quite surprised that in almost all of them, the actors and actresses were smoking real cigarettes in their acting.
The last straw was the performance of “Chicago,” which was excellent.
But to have to sit through this environmental tobacco smoke was very disappointing, whether it be part of the scene or not.
One need only to research second-hand smoke to read about the dangers of taking in nicotine and toxic chemicals by the same route as smokers.
Hello out there? Did anyone think about using the electronic cigarette to simulate the act of tobacco smoking?
I noticed people around me were coughing, and also, the odor that lingered throughout the packed Arts and Culture Centre was very bad. I think the Arts and Culture Centre should get with the program and follow the rules on smoking in a public building, whether it be part of the act or not.